February 23, 2005

Britain Great for Life Expectancy - If You're a Cat

Spook, at 24 and living in Ontario, is currently recognised as the world's oldest cat. She may soon lose her status to a former stray in west Wales. Amber showed up at her owner's house in 1978. That would beat the record. By all accounts she was already fully grown, possibly even two or three-years-old when she appeared in Diane Sleeman's tree.

Amber doesn't have any teeth left, which a vet needs to accurately determine her age, but at nearly 30, her mousing days are probably behind her.

Posted by david at February 23, 2005 12:38 AM | TrackBack